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Map showing Carrum Surf Lifesaving Club

Phone: (03) 9776 0504


Carrum Surf Life Saving Club was founded in the late 1930s and soon a clubhouse was built next to the Patterson River on the popular Carrum.

Over the years boating became more frequent and the River became a popular mooring. The Club decided the increased boat traffic was a risk to swimmers and rebuilt the clubhouse 400 metres south, opposite the Carrum Rail Station.

This decision was very prudent, as Patterson River is now one of the busiest recreational boating lanes in the Southern Hemisphere. The old clubhouse is now occupied by the Patterson River Motor Yacht Squadron.

Many members have come and gone, as has techniques and equipment. None with greater impact than the introduction of the inflatable rescue boat, which made the belt and reel redundant.

The Club is available to be called out by Surf Rescue Command or the Water Police at other times throughout the year.

We teach surf lifesaving, first aid and resuscitation to members, local schools and the community. Surf awareness and water safety demonstrations form an important part of our service, as part of our motto, 'surveillance and prevention'.

The Club members compete at a large number of lifesaving carnivals around Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay and Victoria's spectacular surf coast. Each year a number of members compete at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, the biggest single sport event in the world.

And we're looking after our future, already training the lifesavers of tomorrow. Our junior members, affectionately know as 'nippers', compete at carnivals around the state, from as young as six!

The Club is looking at a prosperous future, with growing membership and increasing opportunities. Keep your eye on Latest News for information on developments and events occurring during the year?